Research

Short Biography and Research Interests

Shih-Heng Sun | Ed.D; P.T

Dr. Shih-Heng Sun graduated from the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Chung Shan Medical College in 1990. He became a teaching assistant in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, China Medical College in 1992. In 1996, he obtained his Master degree in Developmental Disabilities from New York University and then served as a lecture at China Medical University. He received his Doctor of Education degree from the Department of Special Education of National Taiwan Normal University in 2006. Dr. Sun was appointed the Chair of Department of Physical Therapy at China Medical University in 2010. His researches focus on motor development and early interventions.

 

Yu-Wen Chen | PhD

Dr Yu-Wen Chen is a Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy and Institute of Rehabilitation Science at the China Medical University, Taiwan. He holds the degree of Bachelor of Physical Therapy (2000) and a PhD in Physical Therapy (2006), both from the National Yang-Ming University, Taiwan. Since graduation, he was appointed as a Post-doctoral Research Fellow at the Chi-Mei Medical Center (Tainan, Taiwan) prior to joining the faculty in 2007. He was promoted to full professorship in 2015.

Dr Chen’s research interests focus on:

  • Exercise training and medications for the management of surgical pain and neuropathic pain
  • Therapeutic ultrasound and TENS for the treatment of surgical pain and neuropathic pain
  • Preventing and treating postthoracotomy pain syndrome
  • Type 1 and type 2 diabetes - medications, therapies, and mind-body techniques
  • Development and design of new local anesthetics  

 

Yueh-Ling Hsieh |  Ph.D; P.T

Dr Yueh-Ling Hsieh is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy and Graduate Institute of Rehabilitation Science at the China Medical University. She received her PhD and certification in Physical Therapy from the Graduate Institute of Medicine in Kaohsiung Medical University. She also worked as a physical therapist for 6 years prior to obtaining her PhD. Since graduation, she has served as the director at the Department of Physical Therapy at Foo-Yin University and HungKuang University and held various academic and research appointments from Ministry of Science and Technology. Her work is focused in the areas of neuroscience, physical medicine and translational medicine of neuromusculoskeletal disorder. She is also a regular reviewer for many journals in the physiological, neuroscience and rehabilitation categories.

Dr Hsieh‘s research interests focus on:

  • Management of chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy
  • Management of myofascial pain syndrome
  • Therapeutic laser and ultrasound in neuromusculoskeletal disorders

 

Hsiu-Chen Lin | PhD; P.T

Hsiu-Chen Lin is an Associate Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy, China Medical University of Taiwan. She holds the degree of Bachelor of Physical Therapy from National Taiwan University, Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering from National Cheng-Kung University and a PhD in Biomedical Engineering from National Taiwan University. Her research interests focus on the biomechanical analysis of the pathomechanics and rehabilitation in people with neuromusculoskeletal disorders and also the efficiency of the therapeutic exercise on people with physical deconditioning.

 

Mei-Ying Kuo | PhD

Dr. Mei-Ying Kuo is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy and Institute of Rehabilitation Science at the China Medical University, Taiwan. She received her PhD in biomechanics and motion analysis from the Institute of Biomedical Engineering, National Taiwan University.  She currently performs research in topics such as (1) development of a maker-based locator for measuring in vivo three-dimensional scapular poses using stereophotogrammetry, (2) measurement of in vivo three-dimensional kinematics of the ankle Joint using bi-plane fluoroscopy system in subjects with normal and with abnormal foot during functional activities, (3) quantitative analysis of functional activities response to deep brain stimulation in Parkinson’s disease.

 

Yu-Hsiu Chu | PhD; P.T

Dr. Chu is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy and Institute of Rehabilitation Science at the China Medical University, Taiwan. She received her Bachelor degree from the Department of Physical Therapy at China Medical University in 1996, and her Master and Ph.D degrees from the Institute of Physical Therapy at National Taiwan University in 2001 and 2012, respectively. She has worked in the Department of Physical Therapy and Institute of Rehabilitation Science at China Medical University since 1996.
Dr. Chu’s research interests focus on:

  • Effects of exercise intervention in patients with neurocognitive disorder or geriatric population
  • Healthy promotion in long-term care facility
  • Behavior and movement characteristics for early identification of neurocognitive disorder
  • Brain plasticity, Neuroimaging, and neurocognitive disorder
  • Learning effect and problem base learning

 

Yu-Jung Cheng | PhD; P.T

Dr. Yu-Jung Cheng was appointed as an Assistant Professor in 2009 in the Department of Physical Therapy and Institute of Rehabilitation Science, China Medical University, Taiwan. She was promoted to the position of Associate Professor in 2015. She gained her Bachelor degree of Physical Therapy (1998) and a PhD in Basic Medicine (2006), both from National Cheng Kung University. Since graduation, she has worked as a Postdoc fellow for two years in the Department of Immunology at National Cheng Kung University and one year in the Institute of Physiological Chemistry and Pathobiochemistry, Münster University, Germany.  

Dr Cheng’s research interests focus on:

  • Effects of Low Level LASER Therapy on endothelial dysfunction, in vitro and in vivo
  • · Effects of exercise training on mice stroke model
  • · Synergistic effects of exercise training on herb extracts

 

Shuya Chen | PT, PhD

Dr. Shuya Chen is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy and Institute of Rehabilitation Science at the China Medical University, Taiwan. She received her PhD (2011) in Biokinesiology from the University of Southern California, USA. Dr. Chen’s research interests focus on:

  • Innovative technology in health promotion
  • Virtual reality and rehabilitation
  • Motor control and motor learning
  • Balance and fall

 

Andy Chie | PhD; B.Phty (Hons I)

Dr Andy Chien is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy and Institute of Rehabilitation Science at the China Medical University, Taiwan. He holds the degree of Bachelor of Physiotherapy with First Class Honours (2003) and a PhD in Physiotherapy (2009), both from The University of Queensland. Since graduation, he has held various academic and research appointments at The University of Queensland, The University of Melbourne and Queensland Health, Australia. He has also worked as a consulting physiotherapist and partner at various private clinics in Brisbane and Melbourne, Australia. After his relocation to Taiwan in 2012, he was appointed as a Post-doctoral Research Fellow in the Institute of Biomedical Engineering at the National Taiwan University prior to joining the faculty in 2015.  

Dr Chien’s research interests focus on:

  • Identification of clinical and psychosocial risk factors for musculoskeletal conditions
  • Differential diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic spine disorders
  • Spine biomechanics and the kinematical effects of instrumentations
  • Cross-cultural adaptation and translation of patient reported outcomes
  • Evidence based practice and public health promotion

 

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